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Anyone using a cloud based option for your DVR installations?
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Post 1 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 17:01
Senior Member
December 2002
So, I have a client that wants to be ability to go back a year, if necessary to check cameras. She's gone for long periods and may not know that somethings missing etc for a while.
Even if I install four new, eight TB drives it may only get six months or so.
We use Hikvision and they do have an option to use "cloud" services (One Drive, Google, etc.). I haven't looked to deep yet but the tech emailed me some info on how to set it up.
I'm seeing if any of you have used the cloud for DVR recording/ archiving. If so, what are the pros and cons. One question I have would be how hard is it to view archived footage? I'm imagining have to scroll forever looking for something.
Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
Post 2 made on Monday May 14, 2018 at 17:20
Brad Humphrey
Select Member
February 2004
Assuming you were not running a RAID config on the DVR, if 32 TB of storage can't get you enough time, I highly doubt she would want to pay for cloud storage.
Just 30 TB costs about $300 per month in the cloud with Drive. I don't think dropbox even has plans that large.

The best bet would be:

1) Looking at doing an onsite or offsite NAS. You can get a 12 bay Synology NAS with 12 10TB HD for less than $5,000. That would give you 120 TB of storage if done in RAID 0 (no redundancy).

2) Look at how you are currently storing your video. 32TB and you can only get 6 months? How many cameras are in this system? At what rez? 24/7 recording? High frame rate?
Unless this is a 32 camera system with 8MP cams, I would look at seriously changing your recording parameters. Something ain't adding up!

I have 4 8mp cams on a 2TB drive, that have about 2 months of recording usually [that is 15fps, motion rec, low compression]. So 32TB should get me 12 months with 16 cams if I lower the fps to 10.

Last edited by Brad Humphrey on May 14, 2018 17:41.

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